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Episode 17 - Romney White - z/VM - 10.9.2017


Episode 17 - Romney White - z/VM - 10.9.2017

From science project to enterprise hypervisor, z/VM has a multitude of uses, and a very interesting history. In this episode, Romney White walks us through why z/VM is so interesting.

0:00 Intro

2:19 Comparing VM to VMWare

3:09 From its beginning as a "science experiment"

5:20 Getting started in the VM world

6:50 "The Channel Zero Problem"

10:05 The Life and Times of VM as we know it

13:31 A Wild Unix-based operating system emerges!

16:05 Creating conditions in VM

17:56 Where is the emphasis shifting?

20:08 Why NOT run everything under z/VM?

22:06 Good Ol' CMS

24:07 The concept of Service Machines

28:55 How does one get started?

32:31 Staffing an enterprize z/VM Linux environment

34:23 Where do you see this all going?

36:36 "If it moves, we virtualize it"

37:33 Tech U Reminder


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